Patrick Rael is a game designer from Brunswick, Maine. In 1995, he obtained a PhD from the University of California Berkeley in American History and has been been a history professor at Bowdoin College since that time.
Dominion learning mat: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/filepage/47987
Pub-friendly Lost Cities cards: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/filepage/42179
EnGarde homebrew: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/filepage/41375
Ultimate Mate cards: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/filepage/42174